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Free TiVo Desktop Discontinued, What are the Alternatives?

May 6, 2013
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Free TiVo Desktop Discontinued, What are the Alternatives?

The free Windows version of TiVo Desktop is being discontinued. TiVo Desktop can by used to download shows to your PC as well as stream photos and music to your TiVo. This weekend, a note appeared on the TiVo desktop web page stating that the free version is only available until June 5th, 2013...

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CES 2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

January 17, 2013
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CES  2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

It’s time to look back at my hopes and dreams for this year’s just concluded International CES and see what came to fruition. “A new TV display technology such as OLED or crystal LED that actually ships before the next CES.” Well, almost every TV vendor showed off their new Ultra HD TV wares. Sony seemed...

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CES 2013: What I’m looking for

January 6, 2013
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CES 2013: What I’m looking for

As I wouldn’t be at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that’s about to start, I’ve put together a quick list of things I will be watching for virtually. As much as I would like to attend the show this year, life’s too busy at the moment. I’m looking forward to...

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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

December 30, 2012
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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

As Washington prepares to drive us over the fiscal cliff, the impending tax hikes have pushed me to find ways to cut household costs (here’s a fiscal cliff calculator to see how much your taxes could go up). Looking at the family budget, cable TV is an obvious candidate to be cut. While cable...

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

November 11, 2012
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

The Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Blood and Chrome is now available on YouTube via the Machinima channel (videos below). When the first preview of Blood and Chrome leaked out on the Internet, it was unknown where the series would show up first: the SyFy channel, the web or some other distribution channel. According to...

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TiVo Premiere Fall Update Released

November 4, 2012
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TiVo Premiere Fall Update Released

TiVo is now pushing out their fall software update to the Premiere line of DVRs. The update started rolling out to customers about a week ago. While my TiVo Premiere downloaded the updated software on Monday, the flickering lights from Hurricane Sandy kept me from manually rebooting the Premiere to force the installation. Yes,...

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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

October 22, 2012
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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

Boxee recently unveiled its new Boxee Box known as “Boxee TV”. With a built-in DVR that stores your shows in the cloud, Boxee TV will be able to record two shows at once from an over-the-air antenna or from unencrypted cable transmissions. The new Boxee box will sell at a competitive price point of $99...

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How the Wii U and TiVo Will Integrate

September 19, 2012
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Choosing a program to watch on TVii on the Wii U

One of the surprises at the recent Nintendo press event was the Wii U’s integration with the TiVo digital video recorder. The TiVo integration was part of TVii, the Wii U’s second screen app for discovering and engaging with TV programs, movies and sports. How exactly does the new Wii U integrate with the...

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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

September 6, 2012
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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

Here’s my test drive of the TiVo Stream via video (see below), following up on the unboxing video. For those of you adverse to video, here’s the highlights: The TiVo Stream lets you watch recorded programs or live TV on your TiVo Premiere. Currently it supports all of the iDevices: iPhone, iPad and iPod...

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Unboxing TiVo Stream

August 31, 2012
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The new TiVo Stream just arrived at Tech of the Hub. This little box lets you stream recorded and live TV from your TiVo Premiere to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. You can also “side-load” or download content to mobile devices to watch it on the go. Yes, Android support is coming soon....

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